Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2012
650 mL bottle from Amity Wines, New Haven. Pours a hazy orange color with a large foamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of stone fruits, brett, yeast, spice. The taste is dry, earthy and funky. Plenty of brett and a spicy finish. Medium bodied and quite drinkable. Nice beer. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Absolutely not a fan of this. 10 karat pour with a nice ivory head. Musty, funky, cheese and pepper-filled brew. Funky, Brett, doughy. Spice and horse blanket. I know! Sounds delicious! Right up my alley...nope. Muddled, disjointed, and actually a bit offensive. Messy. smith4498 (3670) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Bottle from John’s Grocery. Pours pale golden color with fluffy white head. Strong brett aroma with some fruitiness and doughiness. Light funkiness and tartness with brett flavors. Light body with lively carbonation and a dry finish. ddemmingjr (800) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Pours hazy pale yellow, huge frothy white head. Lots of lacing. Nose is phenolic yeast, lemon, funk, oak, subtle grass. Sour Brett yeast, oak and light lemon once on the palate. Dry and clean though slightly thin bodied. Excellent drink ability for the ABV.
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Clear golden straw pour with large billowing bright white head. Smells and tastes of pure brett. With hint of lemon zest and fresh floral notes like chamomile. Hints of slight toe cheese. Palate produces the typical bretty dryness. I would have pegged this as a bretty saison. lingering grassy hop bite on the tail. Pretty damn good for the style, but I wouldn’t want it again.
Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle from whole foods. Pale golden color, nice white head. Smoothe, balanced fruity-funky flavor ends with a hop bite that hangs in there. Granted, this is not a style I'm passionate about, but overall reaction was "meh." Definitely not bad, but not memorable either.
The elaborate description on the bottle & price raise expectations higher than warranted. Too expensive to actually be a "table beer" for me.
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I picked up this bottle from Bruisin’ Ales while visiting Asheville, NC. The pour is a golden color with a thick off-white head. Great head retention leaves scattered lacing on the glass. This has a funky bretty aroma; lots of vibrant floral notes here. Citrus, grass, white grape, and a little wood round out a really nice scent. The flavors are a bit tart, very dry, and clean. I just love how this drinks. There’s a little oak in there with a white wine character, funky brett, dust, lemon, and grass. It just glides along so well leading to a bone-dry finish that has me anxiously awaiting the next sip. I had to (somewhat unsuccessfully) guard against drinking this one too quickly. It’s just so thirst quenching, clean, and tasty. Stillwater continues to impress. I can’t think of a single thing wrong with this beer. This is even better than the Premium I had recently and that one was world class. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
RBAG - From the RBAG commemorative glass - Pours hazy gold, thin white head, right proper and solid lacing (Note: This is verbatim from handwritten notes from the middle of a quite extended tasting session, I don’t normally sound like such an asshat). Nose is perfume, violets, Pond’s cold cream, grapefruit, cardamom, plenty of spice here. Flavours of cream, violets, spice, pepper, phenomenally balanced and flavourful for such a low alcohol content. nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2012 Bottle from AZ Wine. Pours a light straw color with steady varbonation and mounds of foam and lacing. Smells and tastes of pils malt, pears, and lemon zest. Mild hops on the finish. Really easy drinking. I’m a fan. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle. Light yellow pour with a lot of tan head. Spice forward aroma, sage, yeast and hop tones. Bitter hop forward with light citrus, spices and herbal tones, flavor is full although subtle. Very nice drinkable beer, great job!